As Tuesday’s trade deadline approaches, we’re hearing more and more names floated out there. According to CBS Sports’ Jason La Confara, the Oakland Raiders might be willing to part ways with RB Darren McFadden.
McFadden was a first-round pick in the 2008 draft, and is in the final deal of his rookie deal. McFadden, who has been plagued by injuries throughout his career, has never played more than 13 games in a single season. His best year came in 2010 when he ran for 1,157 yards and caught 47 passes for another 507 yards.
The trade market is flooded with running backs, and a lot of them are much less injury prone than McFadden. He could draw some interest as he is still only 26 years old. There are plenty of contenders out there that could use some backfield help, but it’s difficult to imagine a situation where he would demand more than a late-round pick given his injury history.